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Fourth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Buenos Aires, 2 - 13 November 1998United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, 1998Official WWW site documenting the meeting.Also reporting of the meeting by IISD, available at: http://www.iisd.ca/linkages/climate/ba/DocumentDanish Institute for International Studies, 1998Policy-making analysis of actors, structures, ideas, interests and powers behind the Indian government’s national position on climate change.DocumentCentre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, University of Warwick, 1998Uses a calibrated general-equilibrium model of North-South trade with carbon emissions to explore the strategic, open-economy implications of price and quantity based instruments for CO2 emission reduction. We compute non-cooperative environmental and trade policy equilibria and Nash bargaining outcomes in environmental policies with side payments of cash.DocumentCorporate Watch, 1998Campaign to publicise the role of transnational corporations in global warming, and their efforts to restrict the Climate Change ConventionDocumentClimate Change, World Bank, 1998Discussion of methodologies for baseline settingDocument
Implications of Climatic Variability for Food Security in The Southern African Development CommunityInternet Journal of African Studies, 1997Although it cannot be claimed irrefutably that global changes in climate have already occurred, much of the recent research suggests that the rise in the proportion of "greenhouse gases" in the atmosphere may already have set in train some irreversible changes. Certainly, there seems to be some evidence of increasing climate variability.DocumentHarvard Institute for International Development, Cambridge Mass., 1999Land and forestry-based activities could in principle play important roles as climate change mitigation strategies. In practice, however, several questions have been raised about their feasibility. Therefore, understanding the processes and determinants of land use changes is critical.Document
The Regional Impacts of Climate Change: An Assessment of Vulnerability: summary for policy makers (IPCC working group 2 special report, Sept 1997) pdf versionIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 1997Assesses the degree to which human conditions and the natural environment are vulnerable to the potential effects of climate change. The report establishes a common base of information regarding the potential costs and benefits of climatic change, including the evaluation of uncertainties, to help the COP determine what adaptation and mitigation measures might be justified.DocumentState of the World's Forests, FAO, 1999Reports on the latest figures on global forest cover; current efforts to assess forest resources; the forest fires of 1997 and 1998; recent trends in forest management; the significance to forestry of the Kyoto Protocol of the Framework Convention on Climate Change; current and projected forest products production, consumption and trade; recent trends in forest policy, legislation and instituDocumentWorld Development Report, World Bank, 1999Localization—the growing economic and political power of cities, provinces, and other sub-national entities—will be one of the most important new trends in the 21st century.